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Alumni Connections: Hear the Roar
July 2009
Jen HaneWelcome to our newly-formatted issue of Alumni Connections: Hear the Roar. As we continue to make changes to our printed and online publications based on your feedback, please let us know how we're doing.

This month, we are excited to share several new programs and services with you that we hope will help to strengthen your relationship with your alma mater.
  • Join us at 9:00 a.m. on August 6 for the Science and Engineering Building Dedication Ceremony (contact me for more information)
  • UCCS Alumni Insurance Program (learn more below)
  • Extension of Pricing for Alumni Cruise to the Western Caribbean (see panel at right below)
  • Roar on the Road: This fall, UCCS will be meeting alumni at restaurants in Colorado Springs, Denver and Pueblo for a series of informal campus updates. Watch for details in the coming weeks and plan to join us.
We are excited to continue finding more ways to serve you. Send us your ideas, questions and comments - we'd love to hear from you!

Jennifer Hane
BA '01, MPA '04
Introducing the UCCS Alumni Insurance Program
Liberty MutualThe UCCS Alumni and Friends Association would like to announce a new benefit that could help you save money on auto, home, and renters insurance. We have teamed up with Liberty Mutual - a fortune 100 company that has been helping individuals' live safer more secure lives since 1912 - to offer to you Group Savings PlusŪ.

This alliance allows you to take advantage of our group buying power to receive an exclusive group discount off Liberty Mutual's already competitive rates on auto and home insurance.

Thanks to the UCCS group buying power, you'll enjoy not only savings, but also the quality service you deserve. For more information now, please call Liberty Mutual today at 1-800-524-9400 and mention Client # 115289 or visit to see how they can assist you with all of your personal insurance needs.

Regents Approve Doctoral Degree
Science and EngineeringThe University of Colorado Board of Regents unanimously approved a new doctoral degree in applied science for students at UCCS.
"This degree builds on the momentum of the completion of our new Science and Engineering Building as well as a southern Colorado innovation strategy that relies on increased research activity by our faculty and advanced students," Shockley-Zalabak said. "This degree will position the campus for greater funding in the long term and demonstrates our commitment to regional economic growth." (More)
Faculty to Guide Electric Car Development
PlettA UCCS professor will be part of a partnership of university and automotive engineers tasked with designing components for the next generation of cars in cooperation with General Motors and the University of Michigan.
Gregory Plett, associate professor, Engineering, is joining three UM engineering faculty members and a team of engineers at General Motors as part of a five-year, $5 million award that established the GM/UM Advanced Battery Coalition for Drivetrains. (More)
Southern Colorado Schools Pledge Cooperation
Students in DwireThe leaders of 10 southern Colorado colleges and universities will cooperate to improve local economies and individual futures, according to a statement signed by educational leaders on June 2. 
Meeting on the campus of Colorado State University-Pueblo, leaders of southern Colorado colleges and universities signed a statement recognizing the importance of working cooperatively to achieve their shared goals of improving individual educational achievement and community economic success in the region. (More)
Summer Enrollment Strong
Students in LodgeMore UCCS students enrolled for the summer semester and in more classes, according to official census reports recently released by the Office of Admissions and Records.

A total of 2,933 students enrolled for summer courses, a 94 student or 3.3 percent headcount increase from last year totals, according to Steve Ellis, executive director, Student Systems. Those students enrolled in an average of 5.97 credit hours, bringing the total credit hours for the summer semester to 17,523, an increase of 1,034 or 6.3 percent from last year.

"This is an important, and positive, start for the new academic year," Ellis said. "I greatly appreciate the efforts of many faculty and staff who made it possible for these students to enroll." 
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In This Issue
Introducing the UCCS Alumni Insurance Program
Regents Approve Doctoral Degree
Faculty to Guide Electric Car Development
Southern Colorado Schools Pledge Cooperation
Summer Enrollment Strong
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Set Sail with Your Alma Mater


Place your reservation today to join our alumni on a fabulous cruise to the Weatern Caribbean with a $100 per person deposit. If plans change, your deposit is completely refundable through October 1, 2009. For more information, please visit Cruise Planners website.

Thanks to Our Sponsor

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The Office of Alumni Relations would like to extend a special thank you to Ent Federal Credit Union, exclusive sponsor of our printed alumni publication, The Roar.
Ent Federal Credit Union is the leading financial institution in Southern Colorado with over 50 years of experience serving the community. Ent is a not-for-profit, community-chartered credit union with 27 service centers, offering personal and business banking services to those in the Colorado Springs, Pueblo and Denver areas. Ent offers a variety of services and conveniences, giving members the FREEDOM to live life on their own terms.
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